Salvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward

Set in a poor rural community in Mississippi, this novel follows the story of a pregnant teenage girl named Esch and her three brothers as they navigate their lives in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. Their mother is dead and their father is a neglectful alcoholic, leaving the siblings to fend for themselves. The book explores themes of poverty, racism, and survival, showcasing the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

The 1384th greatest book of all time


Published
2011
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
258-288
Words
80,000
Original Language
English

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